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About Us

Working towards a Just and Sustainable Food System in Durham Region

The Durham Region Food Charter, endorsed by the Region of Durham in November, 2009, was developed by the Food Charter Working Group of Durham Lives!, a coalition of community partners working towards healthy Durham communities. The Durham Food Policy Council (DFPC) emerged from the core membership of this coalition, and was established as a community-based group on March 23, 2010. The Food Charter provides the mandate and direction for ongoing work of the DFPC.


A food secure Durham Region that is financially sound, environmentally responsible and socially just, contributing to the future and well-being for our region and residents.


The Durham Food Policy Council will strive to create an environment that supports community food security through food sovereignty and a sustainable local food system in the Region of Durham.

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